TEA OF WINTER SNUGGLES
flavour profile: cosy apples mingle with warming spices & mouth-watering vanilla
ingredients: black tea, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla beans & apple essence
Crisp apples, irresistible vanilla & warming spices create the ultimate cosy winter drink (there's a reason why we call it the Tea of Winter Snuggles).
It has a dessert-like taste that satisfies your sweet tooth, but without the calories - making it a healthier choice as a treat.
Enjoy on its own as a tea, or transform it into a mulled cider, toddy, maple tea latte or simple dessert idea. See RECIPE IDEAS below for all the details. It also makes a very tasty & energizing oatmeal - all you need to do is cook the oatmeal in brewed tea, instead of water. Click here for secrets of how to make tea oatmeal.
Maple Snowfall Tea Latte: Brew tea double strength. Mix with equal parts heated oat milk. Stir in 1 tsp. maple syrup. Garnish with cinnamon powder.
Snow Apple Spice Toddy: Add 1 tsp. honey & 1-2oz whiskey or dark rum per cup of tea. Garnish with cinnamon stick and thinly sliced apple.
Apple Snowstorm: Brew tea double strength. Pour 1/2 cup hot tea over 2 scoops of your favourite non-dairy vanilla ice cream - tastes like hot apple pie! Optional: add 1-2oz dark rum or brandy per serving.
Mulled Apple Spice Cider Add 1/4 cup heated apple cider to 3/4 cups brewed tea. Garnish with cinnamon stick & thinly sliced apple.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.